Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most well-known role models in the world and the first woman, African-American billionaire. She came from very humble beginnings, born to an unwed teen mother in Mississippi. They lived in extreme poverty and while growing up, she endured sexual abuse by multiple, trusted friends and family. She beat all of the odds by gaining a scholarship after high school to go to Tennessee State University.
Her opinion and approval now sways millions, and if you watch her for any time period - you could see why. She chose a career in TV and eventually hosted her own show from 1986-2011. During those 25 years, she spoke to nearly 30,000 people. The reach of her influence permeated society and continues to, today.
This actress, philanthropist, producer, publisher, humanitarian shows and shares her wisdom in 10 great quotes below.
Take whatever life has given you and create the best life you possibly can - you have no excuses, nothing can hold you back... but you. Follow those steppingstones to greatness and settle for nothing less.